Irish Nurses Organisation annual report 1998.
|dc.contributor.author||Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)|
|dc.identifier.citation||Irish Nurses Organisation. 1999. Irish Nurses Organisation annual report 1998. Dublin: Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)||en|
|dc.description||It gives me great pleasure, as President of the Irish Nurses Organisation, to present this Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 1998. The report provides members with a record of the substantial amount of work undertaken in 1998. new services which have been developed, the challenges facing the Organisation and the plans formulated to meet these challenges. On Tuesday, 7 April 1998, the Minister for Health Mr Brian Cowen TD, came to the Organisation's head office and officially opened the INO's new state-of-the-art library and information service, and launched the INO website. The library stands as a testimony to the commitment of nurses and midwives to advance and develop their own professions and their own education. Members desired it, wanted it, worked for it and paid for it. In addition, on that day the Minister announced a major nurse management development programme developed by the Office for Health Management, in partnership with the Irish Nurses Organisation, and co-funded by the Department of Health and the Irish Nurses Organisation. The publication of the eagerly awaited Report of the Commission of Nursing - 'A blueprint for the future' - was launched by the Minister for Health Mr Brian Cowen TD, in September. This report, which was the subject of detailed consultation and discussion with members, marks out a whole new pathway, in every sense of the word, for nurses and midwives to take possession of their professions and careers into the next millennium. It conta ins many creative recommendations but can be summarised as being a report which will empower the professions to structure themselves in the best interest of those they serve, and with an assurance that they will go from strength to strength as respected, independent and collaborative professions. Anne Cody. President.||en|
|dc.publisher||Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)||en|
|dc.title||Irish Nurses Organisation annual report 1998.||en|